Preparation: Completion of an online questionnaire that will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to the start of the programme, which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Overview: This programme has been designed especially for researchers; the components have been tested and provide a creative and robust approach to career planning. On completion of the programme you will:
have built an awareness of yourself and others
have gained an understanding of potential careers in and outside of academia and be able to make a realistic assessment of your own future
have developed and be prepared to implement a robust action plan in order to make clear decisions on your choice of career
develop resilience, building the capability to absorb and respond to the challenges faced by researchers in your current and future roles
make clear commitments to pursuing the next steps in your chosen career.
There are three elements to the programme:
Two day initial workshop
develop your understanding of what motivates you
discover some possibilities for future careers
form a contract with "buddy"/co-coach
agree an action plan for your field work
Field Work (Independent Careers Research)- 6 week period where you will
investigate possible career paths
supported by "buddy"/co-coach
potential to make a first step towards career progression
One day workshop to Review and Plan Forward
Review your progress and share experiences
Plan the next steps forward
Develop strategies for building resilience now and in the future
The style: lively, ineresting and challenging - with plenty of opportunity to share experiences with other particpiants and the facilitators.
Initial Two day workshop to commence the programme:
Please note that booking onto the first workshop will commit you in advance to attending all workshops in the programme. We will also require you to participate in the University's evaluation of the programme by completing questionaries.